Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Baci Restaurant in Huntington Beach.
Baci Restaurant boasts a diverse, international wine list and a menu teeming with authentic Italian entrees. Savor the creamy finish of risotto alla genovese, where sausage, asparagus, and homemade pesto frolic with italian arborio rice ($19.95). Fresh pasta disobeys lifeguarding advice by stuffing itself with cheese, ham, and mushrooms before swimming in a light cream sauce in the tortellini alla emiliana ($15.95), and the linguine zio alfredo provides lost lobster chunks with a new home composed of spicy tomato sauce, wine, and linguine ($22.95). Gather supertasting superpowers and host a deliciousness summit over the vitello al toscana, veal scaloppini accompanied by parma ham, peas, mushrooms, and a pink brandy-singed sauce ($18.95).
Baci Restaurant's dining room showcases white columns, Italian frescos, and a ceiling painted to replicate a clear, cloud-dappled sky. While a live pianist tickles ivories and eardrums on Fridays and Saturdays, diners can titillate taste buds with house wine dressed suggestively in nothing but a transparent glass ($4) or a bottle from the eatery's expansive wine list.